WOULD A MAN TRUST AN OBAMA CONDOM? AS RUSH LIMBAUGH SAID, ‘I HOPE HE FAILS!’, THE OBAMA-THEMED ‘STIMULUS PACK’ CONDOM ON THE MARKET FOLKS

Commander-in-chief condom: The Stimulus Pack featuring grinning pictures of President Obama are among the top five strangest designs

Turned on by power? Obama-themed condoms may be for you: From neon colors and bacon flavors, the weirdest novelty rubbers that men ACTUALLY wear

By Catherine Townsend

In the world of birth control, The Stimulus Pack is not a set of economic measures, but rather a box of condoms which features a picture of President Obama giving the thumbs up.

But when it comes to novelty condoms, these are not necessarily the weirdest.

According to Handbag.com, other contenders for the top five strangest rubbers include bacon flavored condoms with the tagline ‘put some meat on your meat’.

 Commander-in-chief condom: The Stimulus Pack featuring grinning pictures of President Obama are among the top five strangest designs

Commander-in-chief condom: The Stimulus Pack featuring grinning pictures of President Obama is among the top five strangest designs

 The website Condomaniaeven offers an ‘insert your image here’ option that allows users to add a photo of themselves or pick a custom photo or phrase to add to their condoms.

 In the past few years, a dizzying array of novelty varieties have been launched into the market.

There have been condoms that play music, Big Ben condoms, and condoms that look like a small creature wearing a gas mask, as well as football-themed prophylactics. There is even a condom with a ruler attached that allows men to show off their size.

 
 Novelty items: Bacon-flavored condoms look and taste like pork, while the glow-in-the-dark version light up when it gets darkNovelty items: Bacon-flavored condoms look and taste like pork, while the glow-in-the-dark version light up when it gets dark
 
 Novelty items: Bacon-flavored condoms look and taste like pork, while the glow-in-the-dark version light up when it gets dark
 
Unlike condoms intended for gag gifts only – a good reason to always check the packaging – all of these condoms adhere to government  standards and are meant for actual use.

And jokes aside, the entertaining condoms offer a humorous way to approach a serious subject.

 United Nations Population fund stats reveal that only five per cent of men worldwide wear condoms (contributing to the 2.5million new H.I.V. infections a year and counting).

Condoms have been used to protect against sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy for at least several centuries.

 Prior to the 19th century, they  were made of chemically treated linen and animal tissue such as intestines or bladder. The Japanese used tortoise shells or animal horn.

Rubber condoms gained popularity in the mid-19th century, and in the early 20th century major advances were made in manufacturing techniques.

And even in times of financial crisis, the market for condoms remains relatively recession-proof.

Although they are priced at a relatively steep $9.95 for three, the Obama condom is one of the strongest performers on the market.

 
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